HAGATNA, Guam (PRWEB) December 12, 2017
Set in the tumultuous period of Guam history, between the Spanish-American War and World War II, the lives and loves of three Chamorro women unfold amid the changes and challenges around them in C. Sablan Gault’s book, “A Mansion on the Moon” (published by Xlibris in November of 2015) which is up for a new marketing campaign.
Sixteen-year old Amanda falls for a navy seaman who leaves her with a child. Her daughter Sylvia grows up an illegitimate orphan. Yet she finds happiness with Tino Camacho, who loves her despite her scandalous background. Life teaches their daughter, the level-headed Vivian Camacho, that falling for an American navy man is futile, like reaching for the moon.
Cultural and racial prejudices increase the distance. Vivian avoids such futility until the handsome Philip Avery, an up-and-coming naval engineer, enters her life as an upstairs tenant newly assigned to Guam. Vivian falls in love with him but knows nothing can come of it. Philip is from a different world, one of wealth, rank and privilege. Vivian is a simple island girl who lives under naval government rule. Philip is a man well beyond her reach. He is as distant from her world as the moon; he is the mansion there. Philip falls in love also, but his career comes first. Both deny their feelings for each other; their love cannot be. But love knows no distance, sees no differences.
An excerpt from the book reads:
She was lost in thought about New York mansions and Florida bungalows, and how Philip was from a world so different and so far removed from her own. His wonderful eyes had already seen such wonders while hers probably never would. She didn’t think she would ever see a real mansion, let alone live in one in her lifetime, nor would she ever see New York or Florida. For her, those places were as far away as the moon.
“A Mansion on the Moon”
By C. Sablan Gault
Hardcover | 6x9in | 276 pages | ISBN 9781514427040
Softcover | 6x9in | 276 pages | ISBN 9781514427057
E-Book | 276 pages | ISBN 9781514427064
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
C. Sablan Gault was born in Guam, the daughter of a navy chief. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and began her writing career in advertising. She studied journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter, feature writer and columnist. She then served as press secretary to a Guam governor, to a legislator and to Guam’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. She also worked as a writer and researcher for a Guam political status education commission. She and her husband, David, a Vietnam-era Seabee, live in Agana Heights, originally called Tutujan. They have three children and six grandchildren.
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